Battlefield 3 Premium Subscriptions Top 800,000 in First Weeks
Posted By: Dennis - Source: Web
DLC and micro transactions are the methods that most game developers have adopted to keep their games in the news and fresh with gamers, and why not, its almost free to the players and costs the game developers very little to market.
Within the first two weeks of availability, more than 800,000 players signed up for the Battlefield 3 Premium service, says EA Games chief Patrick Soderlund in an interview with Game Hunters.
The service tied to EA's popular first-person shooter gives players early access to the game's downloads, including the recently released Close Quarters.
Soderlund says the initial response has topped EA's expectations. "We are very pleased with the performance so far," he says.
They are offering the DLC on PS3 first (likely because of some grease from Sony) and then open it up for the other consoles and PCs a week later. It would seem that buying a mission pack disk is no longer a viable option.
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